We think even more people would play the new "Call of Duty" video game if it meant you would eventually get to the Megan Fox level.
The "Transformers" beauty makes a surprising cameo appearance in the new trailer for "Call of Duty: Ghosts," the latest installment in the highly successful military video game series.
But this isn't your average celebrity cameo-for-the-sake-of-cameo: According to Variety, Fox was brought on board the "Ghosts" trailer because the game marks the first time you can play "Call of Duty" as a female soldier in the multiplayer mode (and, as we all know, your average female soldier in a video game kind of looks like Megan Fox). Watch it below:
Fox isn't the only Hollywood talent connected to the new trailer, as "The Wolverine" director James Mangold called the shots on all the ka-bang and ka-boom (and, in the case of Fox, the va-va-voom!).
The trailer, which has enough gunfire and explosions to fill a dozen teasers for Hollywood action flicks, features four gamer pals shooting their way through a ruined Las Vegas (eerily set to Frank Sinatra's "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," as if the ghost of the famed crooner is serenading the fallen Sin City from beyond the grave). One of them almost gets whacked by a stealthy enemy, but luckily a gun-toting Megan Fox saves the day.
Video games have certainly come a long way. Hey, "Pac-Man" never had a trailer with a multi-million-dollar budget shot over seven days by a major Hollywood director on the Warner Bros. backlot, at a spa in the City of Industry and at the Burbank airport.
In May it was reported that "Call of Duty: Ghosts" would be supported with one of the largest marketing plans ever bankrolled by its publisher, Activision, or any other video game developer, for that matter. "The competitive landscape will likely require us to further increase our sales and marketing investments for our three largest franchises [Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC], especially in the important holiday season," Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg told investors at the time.
It's big business: "Call of Duty" is a billion-dollar business played by over 100 million gamers a year, and the buzzed-about "Ghosts" promises to increase their profits even more.
As for Fox, hey, at least she's working, as the actress hasn't been the most prolific movie star ever since she was dumped from the "Transformers" franchise and replaced with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the third installment, "The Dark of the Moon" (2011). Since then, she's only appeared in "Friends With Kids" (2011) and "This Is 40" (2012) — though, to be fair, during that time she also gave birth to her first child, Noah, born Sept. 27, 2012.
Megan Fox isn't the only movie star to make a random appearance in a trailer for a "Call of Duty" video game. Robert Downey Jr. appeared in the trailer for last year's "Black Ops II" ("Guess who brought a jet to a gunfight"), which was directed by his "Sherlock Holmes" pal Guy Ritchie. Sam Worthington and Jonah Hill teamed up as 'The Vet' and 'The Noob,' respectively, for 2011's "Modern Warfare 3" trailer.
"Call of Duty: Ghosts" hits store shelves on Nov. 5. Meanwhile, Megan Fox will next be seen as savvy news reporter April O'Neil in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," opening Aug. 8, 2014.